Industrial Staircase Design Ideas with Wood Risers
Located at the top of a brownstone on Manhattan's Upper West Side, this apartment had a tiny footprint of just 425 feet, but the space stretched vertically for approximately 25 feet, and had access to a roof terrace. Our solution created four separate "living platforms" inserted within the space that provide room for all the essentials and still allow the apartment to feel open and light-filled. The lowest level is an entry and kitchen space, and a few steps up is the main living area. Above the living area is a cantilevered bed pavilion that projects out into the main space, supported on steel beams. A final stair leads up to a roof garden. All the spaces flow into one another, and the idea of distinct "rooms" dissolved. Given the miniscule size of the apartment, every inch of space is put to use. Stairs are not merely for circulation through the apartment, but feature built-in storage cabinetry and drawers below. The main bath and shower, in fact, are also built below the primary staircase. The kitchen features fully concealed appliances, flip up high storage units for easy access, and a countertop that wraps into the main living space, becoming a virtual 'hearth' with built-in entertainment system. There are no traditional closets in the entire apartment. Materials throughout are selected to emphasize the spatial characteristics of the project. The perimeter is light, with painted (existing) brick, glass backsplashes and shelving, and white lacquered kitchen cabinets, stair cabinets, and fittings. The cantilevered bed pavilion is clad in dark wood, and anchors the space - a central object around which everything revolves. A dark wood floor and wood stair treads lead through and around the apartment, spiraling up onto the wood deck at the room. Given the number of built-in features, furnishings are minimal in number, with only a couch, coffee table, bed, and a side chair necessary. Design Team: Scott Specht, Louise Harpman, Amy Lopez-Cepero, Sheryl Jordan, Devin Keyes Photography: Taggart Sorenson Press and Awards AIA Design Award Architizer A+ Award The New York Times "Tiny Homes Hunting" on DIY TV Interior Design "Best of Year"
Gill Design Co.
Custom Quonset Hut becomes a single family home, bridging the divide between industrial and residential zoning in a historic neighborhood. Inside, the utilitarian structure gives way to a chic contemporary interior.
Michael McKinley and Associates, LLC
The black metal stair railing and exposed trusses along the stair to this Watch Hill guest house sleeping loft.
Century Stair Company
One of our commercial designs was recently selected for a beautiful clubhouse/fitness center renovation; this eco-friendly community near Crystal City and Pentagon City features square wooden newels and wooden stringers finished with grey/metal semi-gloss paint to match vertical metal rods and handrail. This particular staircase was designed and manufactured to builder’s specifications, allowing for a complete metal balustrade system and carpet-dressed treads that meet building code requirements for the city of Arlington.CSC 1976-2020 © Century Stair Company ® All rights reserved.
This project was an external steel staircase with timber treads that was originally designed by the owner. We then shop drew it to his balustrade design and manufactured all the steel. There were two big challenges with this project: angles and installation. For the design, we had to find the right angles and match them exactly in order to have the staircase fit where it needed to go. Then we had to be tactful in our installation to work around the trees to keep them intact. We used a small crane to lift as the steel balustrades were quite heavy and avoid the small tree.
Richard Bubnowski Design LLC
Donna Grimes, Serenity Design (Interior Design) Sam Oberter Photography LLC 2012 Design Excellence Awards, Residential Design+Build Magazine 2011 Watermark Award
Brett Boardman Photograpphy
If you want your home to be packed full of character and quirky features without the massive effort and budget, then look no further. Here at Blueprint Joinery, we stock contemporary iron stair balustrade – square and round spindles, for a modern take on a rustic and traditional feature. All ranges of iron balustrade come with everything you need to give your staircase a fresh new appearance. We stock the iron spindles, solid oak base and hand rails as well as newel posts and wood adhesive.